Sunday, March 13, 2011

gender equality

I'm not one of those smug pregnant women that just wanted a healthy baby. No, I might not have voiced it too many times out loud but I really wanted a healthy baby that also happened to be a boy. Honestly I figured that since we already had one boy we were bound to have another because that seems logical. I mean, check out our storage closet, we have a crapton of boy clothes! When I change a little girl's diaper I am always briefly shocked that a part has broken off. I am the minority in the house and I am okay with that.

After telling you that, it should come as no shock that we had our 20 week ultrasound on Friday and SURPRISE, the baby is a girl. As in, not a boy. Hahaha, life you are cruel and really think you're funny, don't you?

Jparks and I spent Friday in shock, taking in the news, and trying to process it. Please don't misunderstand, we are both very excited about having a girl, but when you are certain you're having a boy, an ultrasound that tells you otherwise is a shock. Hell, even the ultrasound tech mentioned just how shell shocked we seemed.

Over the course of the weekend we have definitely digested the news and have moved onto bigger issues than just missing boy bits. We've started the hunt for girl names which means my bedtime reading is now stressful and involves a lot of vetoing jparks' name suggestions from things in his video game. 1299894970489.jpg
No honey, we will not name our daughter after your in-game corporation or your mobile app for tracking your character stats (Aideron and Aura, for those that are curious) 1300069754635.jpg
Child, you can thank me later for talking your father out of those names.


  1. I know for certain that if I ever have kids I will surely have only boys because I have a ridiculously long list of girl names and exactly four boy names. (Though four is admittedly a lot better than the zero I started with. And hi, these are imaginary babies anyway, so clearly there is no time crunch here.)

    All of that to say: Congratulations! on your little girl.

    (And thank you for posting that Garfunkel and Oates link because it has been far too long since I've listened to that.)

  2. I think you have to name her Madison. There don't seem to be any other suitable presidential names.

  3. Yay girls! The shock will wear off and hey! Now you have someone on your team, so to speak. ;)

  4. Congrats! How exciting! I know what you mean, though. We're done having babies but if we were to want 20, I would expect each of them to be a boy. I have no idea why.

  5. Yay! I'm excited for you!

    Also, Kristin is a lovely name.

  6. Congratulations! You got the girl I wanted. We have 2 boys. Both healthy, thank goodness, but I wouldn't be too upset if one wanted to be a drag queen.
    We used the website to name our 2nd boy. The girl's name we won't be needing is Ainsley should you be so inclined.

  7. Congratulations! Little girls are tons of fun, I promise! :)